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vanity case

noun
1.
a small luggage bag or case for holding cosmetics or toiletries.
Also called vanity bag, vanity box.
Origin of vanity case
1900-1905
1900-05
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  • She would have given a million dollars for a kimono and a vanity bag.

    Good References E. J. Rath
  • Rebecca Feist glanced at herself in the mirror of her vanity bag.

    Hungry Hearts Anzia Yezierska
  • Hilliard paused dramatically, like a conjurer who has just drawn a rabbit from a lady's vanity bag.

    The Pit Prop Syndicate Freeman Wills Crofts
  • St. is frightfully upset because her betrothed gave her the vanity bag for a birthday present and his photo was in it.

    A Young Girl's Diary An Anonymous Young Girl
  • She was sitting on a rock with her feet crossed, and she was inspecting her chin in the tiny mirror of her vanity bag.

    The Lookout Man B. M. Bower
  • Our closet was stopped up and when the porter came to see what was the matter he found the vanity bag.

    A Young Girl's Diary An Anonymous Young Girl
  • Marion wound the string of her vanity bag so tightly round and round her index finger that her pink, polished nail turned purple.

    The Lookout Man B. M. Bower
  • She unhooked her vanity bag from the bedpost, rooted in it, shook it, turned it inside out.

    Bliss, and Other Stories Katherine Mansfield
  • She dives into her vanity bag and proceeds to retouch the scenic effects on her face.

    Torchy, Private Sec. Sewell Ford
British Dictionary definitions for vanity bag

vanity bag

noun
1.
a woman's small bag or hand case used to carry cosmetics, etc
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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